I caught this nice channel while trolling crankbaits today. I mainly troll for crappie but it seems like I catch more channels than crappie. I have caught channels nearly every time I have trolled crankbaits. I know most of you guys won't try it and I only try it as I am coming back after trying other methods. But, it seems to work, much better than I ever imagioned. If I were tournament catfishing and wasn't having much luck with other methods, I would sure give it a try. You might be surprized on how well it works. I will say I have been catching these channels in areas it would be difficult to fish for them in any other way.